400pts in 40min local tournament

Attended the local miniature gaming club’s 400pts in 40min tournament today. Over 20 players joined today and I had 6 really good games with lots of nail biting dice rolling. The rules were quite modified to fit small size armies and no formations and house rules restrictions were in play. Finished with 2 wins, 2 draws (both time tabled the opponent but failed to reach mission objective), 2 losses. Could have done better with more aggressive play!

My list was:

100pts – Dreadnought: Power Fist w/ storm bolter, Multi-melta

105pts – Tactical Squad 5man: 1x Grav Cannon

85pts – Tactical Squad 5man: 1x Melta gun, Sgt with Melta bomb (Warlord)

35pts – Rhino

75pts – Razorback w/ Twin-linked Assault Cannon

Ultramarines (Gladius) vs Tau – 1850pts

Two straight losses against Tau… Riptides and Stormsurge completely eats my Razorbacks up. Starting to think that 7 razorbacks and 3 pods should have been 5 razorbacks and 5 pods. The pressure that pods create in the back lines is hard to compete with, but I would loose a lot of firepower. In this duel though my razorbacks melted away and left was foot slogging 24″-grav cannons. It just did not work out. I could keep up with the scoring initially, but the losses each turn was too grave without seriously inflicting anything on the Tau.

However, I learned a lot regarding positioning. There are better ways to create cover for the transports. But in the end, first round to Tau will hurt either way.

 

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1850p Gladius Strike Force in action

The list was a success. Shared 3rd place out of 18 players and beaten only by the tournament winner. A chaos space marine maulerfiend/cabal list proved too much. Managed to grav-immobilize 4 out of 6 maulerfiends turn 1, but some sloppy tactical choices and unlucky reserve rolls was the major downfall. A very enjoyable full day however.

The MSU worked very nicely with the ITC format, and very happy with the performance of the list. Will definitely work on improving it for future use. Also, this means I know what to aim for when making future purchases. Hopefully next time i field a full 1850p Gladius I will not have to borrow Drop Pods and Razorbacks to fill my ranks.

 

Gladius Strike Force Army List

Local tournament this Saturday. Bringing the list below. Far from finished painting everything, and had to borrow some vehicles from a friend, but looking forward to field it!

1850p : GLADIUS STRIKE FORCE, ULTRAMARINES

 

BATTLE DEMI-COMPANY (1)

135: Captain (Warlord)
Artificer Armor, Combi-Melta, Power Sword

90: Tactical Squad, x5
Meltagun x1, Sgt with Combi-Melta
Drop Pod

85: Tactical Squad, x5
Grav-gun x1
Razorback, Twin-linked Heavy Bolter

125: Tactical Squad, x5
Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp x1
Razorback, Twin-linked Lascannon

105: Assault Squad, x5
Veteran Sgt with Power Fist
Drop Pod

250: Centurion Devastator Squad, x3
Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp x3. Sgt with Omniscope

100: Dreadnought
Multi-Melta, Powerfist w/ built-in Storm Bolter
Drop Pod

BATTLE DEMI-COMPANY (2)

95: Chaplain
Crozius Arcanum, Auspex

125: Tactical Squad, x5
Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp x1

Razorback, Twin-linked Lascannon

105: Tactical Squad, x5
Plasma gun x1
Razorback, Twin-linked Lascannon

105: Tactical Squad, x5
Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp x1
Drop Pod

105: Assault Squad, x5
Veteran Sgt with Power Fist
Drop Pod

170: Devastator Squad, x5

Lascannon x4

Razorback, Twin-linked Lascannon

 

SUPPRESSION FORCE

60: Land Speeder

Heavy Bolter x1, Multi-Melta x1

195: Whirlwind, x3